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HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Jan 31 2014 8:46 pm
by joebartels
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app
Aug 2015 >>>>> Route Scout <<<<< replaces this app



HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App
● record hikes
● import & export
● offline topo & satellite maps

Android
1.8.22
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iPhone
1.8.23
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Quirks ( not a HAZ Tracks issue )
- Nexus w/Jellybean off line maps do not work, consider upgrading to 4.4 or higher
- Moto X not working? try "Device only" rather than "High accuracy"
- Android 4.1.1 map freezes, upgrade your device to 4.1.2 or higher

Windows Mobile - Current status :next: viewtopic.php?f=84&t=8120&p=103519#p103519



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Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Aug 31 2014 4:36 pm
by joebartels
good to know, thx

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 02 2014 12:09 pm
by joebartels
via twitter
When will HAZTracks app be available on Microsoft mobile platforms?
e-mail response ( sharing for others that may be wondering )
Hi Joe

Would love to get HAZ Tracks on the Windows phone platform as I've read good reviews on app speed and such. In developer forums I've read positive comments about Windows in general in the past year on several occasions. Which is a first in well over a decade!

As soon as someone donates a compatible device for testing would be the first step. Barely squeaked out the iOS version of HAZ Tracks earlier this year. Which then required more expenses for hardware & licensing than anticipated.

Currently not enough overall donations to support everything. For instance, still only have Vista for desktop. Haven't been able to test general browser changes for two years since IE is no longer backwards compatible. It's not a bleak forecast though! The Android version of HAZ Tracks is showing impressive weekend usage. Which in turn should benefit the HAZ community and future development.

- joe

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 03 2014 8:38 am
by writelots
Joe: Android HAZ is the bomb. It did stop once while I was hiking, though. It was in the pack pocket at the time, so I'm not sure what happened.

Thanks for an amazing app that takes us one step closer to the one-device-to-rule-them-all...

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 03 2014 11:33 am
by joebartels
Thx, are you on version 1.8.2 ?

It would be helpful to know if anyone is experiencing unexpected reboots on 1.8.2.

clarification
Android - running other apps will close HAZ Tracks in 10-60 seconds ( I told Jack wrong ), yet should work backgrounded or sleep
iOS - should work with other apps, backgrounded or sleep ( CHUMS said HAZ audio stops other apps with audio in progress, ie: music )

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 03 2014 11:52 am
by MtnBart01
@joe bartels
I will update to the new version IOS when I get home. Now that I have full clean bill of health I'll be doing more training hikes. I have 1.8.1 and had it with screen off and locked and I had no problems with the app. and the track distance and AEG WAS comparible to my 450t FYI. I didn't have other things running, but I did take photos with the phone and had no problems with a 5s.

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 03 2014 12:06 pm
by joebartels
Distance is excellent in ALL my experiences whereas Garmin is typically 5% + over.

AEG is not great. More of a hardware issue than software, newer 2015 phones moving forward should get better.
That said the audio intervals ( if used ) can be comical. Better when averaged out over the entire hike.
- it does auto NED Sync when exported to HAZ Tracks, which is then more usable

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 03 2014 12:20 pm
by chumley
Presumably due to wifi and cellular triangulation, it does remarkably well in tunnels, parking garages, and even elevators. That has been a real surprise to me and other mall-walkers like me. ;)

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 03 2014 1:28 pm
by writelots
joe bartels wrote:Thx, are you on version 1.8.2 ?
Yup. The program stopped while the device was in my pack - I didn't run other apps that I was aware of. I had no trouble taking photos with the same device, though - that was fairly seamless.

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 07 2014 8:17 am
by MtnBart01
@joe bartels
Do I need to delete 1.8.1 to load 1.8.2? I checked my app update and there was not an alert for the new version. So when I pulled up Haz tracks under apps it just gives me the option of opening my current app.

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 07 2014 9:30 am
by joebartels
First check the version at the bottom of the initial screen in the app to know what version you are running. Most have auto updates so there is no need to do anything. If you are indeed on an older version, you can update manually...

Android
- go to google play ( it's called "Play Store" on my phone )
- in the upper left screen, there are 3 lines for the menu, tap it
- select "My apps"
- apps that need updating, if any, will be at the top of your screen

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 07 2014 10:50 am
by MtnBart01
I guess 1.8.1 is most current iOS app.? I guess I was confused and writelots is running android?

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 07 2014 12:22 pm
by joebartels
That is correct. The first post of this thread is updated with device specific version information.

Typically it takes 3 hours for an app to update on Google Play. iTunes typically takes 7 days. This last one is taking longer which I'm guessing is due to a big secret rollout on Tuesday.
( iTunes developer console changed style last Friday night )

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 08 2014 1:29 pm
by joebartels
1.8.3 Went live on Android today
  • added confirm & vibrate on pause
  • fixed offline map bug on multiple follow changes
  • enabled audio hotlinks on master disabled
  • added current position to preview map
  • rename filelist item, swipe L to R
  • delete filelist item, swipe R to L
iOS
  • fixed location permission request
  • audio continues in sleep mode
  • audio mixes with other audio instead of stopping
  • added Background App Refresh notice
Android
  • enabled "Move to SD Card" option in "Manage Apps"
Probably after Sept 15th for iOS, iTunes is backed up 9 days avg now.

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 08 2014 1:43 pm
by big_load
joe bartels wrote:1.8.3 Went live on Android today
"Your device is not compatible with this version" What OS version does it need?

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 08 2014 1:53 pm
by joebartels
Requires Android 3.0 and up

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 08 2014 1:56 pm
by The_Eagle
@joe bartels
That hasn't changed from previous versions? Right?

FYI... It loaded on mine with No Problems.

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 08 2014 2:02 pm
by big_load
The Eagle wrote:@joe bartels
That hasn't changed from previous versions? Right?
I don't know how far it goes back. It still updates and runs (after a fashion), but now Google Play finally flags incompatibilities in a more obvious way.

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 09 2014 10:37 am
by chumley
The new iphone has a built-in barometer for more accurate elevation readings. And apparently they have done lots of engineering to help battery life and heat while using the phone with GPS tracking apps. It will be interesting to see. (I can only hope/assume they finally allow the GPS antenna to be used while in airplane mode/cellular off).

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 09 2014 4:36 pm
by chumley
I post this for possible trouble-shooting corroboration for others using the app with an iPhone.

I can absolutely guarantee that on my phone HAZ Tracks will pause a recording route if I take a panoramic photo during a hike. It may pause when taking any photo. I have not attempted to shoot a video, but I wouldn't be surprised if pauses for that as well. (Not sure if it has something to do with simultaneously writing data to the phone ... pano photos make some 30+mb files and require some solid processing to do so).

I have an iPhone 4s, running iOS 7.1.2 (the current version) and HAZ Tracks 1.8.1.

I don't think that it has ever paused for any reason other than using the camera app. But I would be interested to hear if other iPhone users can replicate my experience.

Re: HAZ Tracks - GPS Hiking App

Posted: Sep 09 2014 4:52 pm
by Bradshaws
I have an IPhone 4s running the same update. I have 3 different GPS Apps and all of them will stop tracking(pause or drop track) if I use my camera or try to access anything that uses my position( weather or google maps or earth)

I just figure it was something I was doing wrong ;)